Prophetic word for
First posted: June 5, 2005
April 6, 2005
by: Cindy Segerberg
friend calls me, and her husband wanted to know if I had gotten a word from the
Lord for them. I told her "I don't think so", but told her the dreams
I have had. Well, she asks if I can pray to the Lord for a word of what the
"4 leviathans" are and what they want. I told her I would, and, then,
I can see myself getting ready for bed. As I'm sleeping, it gets really dark to
where I can't see my hands in front of my face. The air is cold and clammy, and
I feel something breathing really heavily on the back of my neck. I turned to
look to see what it was, and, for a brief moment, I saw his faces. They were
gruesome, and I woke up. I was up for at least 3 hours. I couldn't go back to
sleep remembering what I saw.
This is the prophetic interpretation:
"leviathan" is used in Scripture to describe a large aquatic animal. Some (including myself)
believe that this animal is the now-extinct dinosaur. The Hebrew word for "leviathan" is
livyathan, which is derived from the word lavah meaning "to join" or "to borrow, to
lend"; the name "Levi" is also derived from lavah. The word livyathan
appears 6 times in 5 verses of the Old Testament (Job 3:8, Job 41:1, Psalm
74:14, Psalm 104:26, and Isaiah 27:1). Here is one of those appearances:
thou draw out leviathan with
an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down? 2Canst
thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn? 3Will
he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee? 4Will
he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever? 5Wilt
thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens? 6Shall
the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants? 7Canst
thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?
8Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more. 9Behold,
the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?
10None is so
fierce that dare stir him up:
who then is able to stand before me?" (Job 41:1-10)
that leviathan is described as a large and fierce creature with tough skin.
According to Amos 2:9, "tallness" and "strength" are
associated with the Amorite
spirit, meaning that leviathan can be taken to represent earthly kingdoms that are ruled by the Amorite spirit of pride and self-exaltation.
Since sister Cindy saw 4 leviathan faces, it must mean that there are 4 types of Amorite spirits. As we asked the Lord what these 4 types could be, 4 kings of Israel came to our hearts:
1 Samuel chapter 14, Saul was fighting the Philistines, and he imposed the
following restriction on the Israelites who were with him:
the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured the people,
saying, Cursed be the
man that eateth any food until evening,
that I may be avenged on mine enemies. So none
of the people tasted any food.
25And all they of the land came to a wood; and there was honey
upon the ground. 26And
when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey dropped; but no
man put his hand to his mouth:
for the people feared
the oath." (1
Notice that Saul
placed the army on a forced fast. They found a wooded area overflowing with
honey, but they dared not enjoy the honey because of the oath that Saul had
forced them to take. The spiritual invalidity of this forced fast is
certified by the verses that follow:
Jonathan heard not when
his father charged the people with
the oath: wherefore he
put forth the end of the rod that
was in his hand, and dipped
it in an honeycomb, and
put his hand to his
mouth; and his
eyes were enlightened. 28Then
answered one of the people, and said, Thy father straitly charged the people
with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food this day. And the
people were faint. 29Then
said Jonathan, My
father hath troubled the land:
see, I pray you, how mine eyes have been enlightened, because I tasted a
little of this honey. 30How much more, if haply the people had
eaten freely to day of the spoil of their enemies which they found? for had
there not been now a much greater slaughter among the Philistines?" (1
A few verses
earlier, in that same chapter, Jonathan and his armor bearer had acted by
faith and killed 20 Philistines on their own, while the rest of the army
stayed back, cringing in fear of the Philistines as they remained under the
leadership of Saul. After Jonathan and his armor bearer killed the 20
Philistines, the entire host of them went into disarray, and God shook the
Earth, causing the Philistines to flee in fear (1 Samuel 14:6-15). When Saul
learned that Jonathan had tasted the honey on the ground, he tried to kill
him, but the people convinced him to spare Jonathan, arguing that he had
given Israel a great victory that day (1 Samuel 14:43-45).
As we have said before,
"honey" in Scripture is usually associated with "wisdom
to judge". By denying the Israelites the opportunity to
taste the honey, Saul was spiritually denying them the right to make
judgments on their own. He bound the Israelites to his own misguided
judgment, and he forbade them the right to question that misguided judgment
in the wisdom of God.
As we have seen before,
Jebusites are quick to punish anyone who dares to make independent judgments
and question the authorities' decrees. Jebusites are "threshers"
who stomp any believer who dares to think that he or she has any spiritual authority
from God. Jebusites turn believers into spiritual
cripples. When Saul learned that Jonathan had tasted the honey, his
immediate reaction was to kill him. He was more interested in the people not
eating anything than in God's people having victory over the Philistines.
Therefore, it can be safely said that king Saul was a Jebusite. He
was an Amorite
king who enforced his own decrees with Jebusite ruthlessness.
As we have seen before,
2 Chronicles chapter 18 reveals that king Ahab was under a strong influence
of Hittite spirits of deceit. Where "Ahabs" rule, people
become focused on spiritual manifestations of power without a focus on truth
and judgments. This results in deceitful power that leads people into lives
of Hittite emptiness and purposelessness. Those who allow such power to
deceive them end up surrendering their prophetic calling without them even
knowing it. Such power leads to spiritual suicide.
As we have said before,
when a foundation of righteousness is laid, an atmosphere of extraordinary
power is enabled. This extraordinary power is impossible in an
atmosphere dominated by Hittite power.
king's rule is briefly described in the following passage:
the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah Jeroboam the
son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in Samaria, and reigned forty and
one years. 24And he did
that which was evil in the sight of the LORD:
he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made
Israel to sin. 25He
restored the coast of Israel from the
entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the
LORD God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son
of Amittai, the prophet, which was of Gathhepher. 26For the LORD
saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any
shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel. 27And the
LORD said not that he would blot out
the name of Israel from under heaven: but he
saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.
28Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and
his might, how he warred, and how he
recovered Damascus, and Hamath, which belonged to Judah, for Israel,
are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 29And
Jeroboam slept with his fathers, even with the kings of Israel; and
Zachariah his son reigned in his stead." (2 Kings 14:23-29)
Notice that this king was a very
wicked man who "made Israel to sin" (v24). Even so, God used him
to conquer a large chunk of territory from the southern kingdom of
Judah that had belonged to the northern kingdom of Israel before. According
to verse 26, this king acted as a "liberator" for the
people of Israel. All of this shows that Jeroboam II had the calling of an evangelist,
since evangelists are called to be spiritual
who liberate multitudes from the clutches of Amorite kings. Unfortunately,
Jeroboam II also used his evangelistic gift to persuade the Israelites to
sin against God (v24).
conclusion, we can say that this king represents an Amorite spirit with a strong "expansive" and "conquering" tendency.
is described in the following passage:
was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five
years in Jerusalem: 2But did that which was evil in the sight of
the LORD, like unto the
abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD had cast out before the children
of Israel. 3For
he built again the high
places which Hezekiah his father had broken down,
and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves, and worshipped all the
host of heaven, and served them. 4Also he built altars in the
house of the LORD, whereof the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be
for ever. 5And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the
two courts of the house of the LORD. 6And he caused his children
to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he
observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a
familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the
LORD, to provoke him to anger." (2 Chronicles 33:1-6)
This is why the
Lord said the following against Manasseh:
Manasseh king of Judah hath done these abominations, and hath
done wickedly above all that the Amorites did, which were before him,
and hath made Judah also to sin with his idols: 12Therefore thus
saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem
and Judah, that whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle. 13And
I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the
house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it,
and turning it upside down. 14And I will forsake the remnant of
mine inheritance, and deliver them into the hand of their enemies; and they
shall become a prey and a spoil to all their enemies; 15Because
they have done that which was evil in my sight, and have provoked me to
anger, since the day their fathers came forth out of Egypt, even unto this
day." (2 Kings 21:11-15)
how the Lord compares Manasseh to the Amorites that had gone before him
in verse 11]
the two passages quoted above, we can see that Manasseh wanted to adapt
Judah to the pagan rituals of the surrounding nations, which shows that
Manasseh had strong tendencies of "Canaanite
unity". Manasseh abhorred the monotheistic faith of the Jews
because it made them "too different" from the rest of the nations,
so he did all he could to make the Jewish people blend in better with the
also restored traditions that his father Hezekiah had abolished (2
Chronicles 33:3), and he did his best to follow the traditions of the
nations that the Lord had "cast out before the children of Israel"
(2 Chronicles 33:2). This regression towards ancient traditions reveals that
Manasseh also had a strong influence of the backward-looking
spirit of religious traditions.
As we have seen before,
the Lord declares that there are 4 types of spiritual faces which we all must
develop: the lion face, the eagle face, the ox face, and the man face. Each of
the 4 Amorite spirits mentioned above is a distortion of each of these 4 faces:
Saul spirit is a distortion of the lion face because that is
the "apostolic" face of judgments, and the Saul spirit enforces
legalistic, human judgments.
Ahab spirit is a distortion of the eagle face because that is
the "prophetic" face, and the Ahab spirit promotes a spirit of
false, Hittite prophecy.
Jeroboam-II spirit is a distortion of the ox face because that
is the "evangelistic" face, and the Jeroboam-II spirit is an
Amorite spirit with "expansion" capabilities.
Manasseh spirit is a distortion of the man face because that
is the "pastoral-evangelistic" face, and the Manasseh spirit
operates under the influence of Canaanite and Girgashite spirits, which are
the spirits manifested in distorted pastors
summary, these are the 4 Amorite spirits represented by the 4 leviathan faces in
"leaders" that preach a very harsh and legalistic
message that emphasizes obedience to human laws and not to God's laws,
leading to believers who do not have direct wisdom from God to make
||Church "leaders" that emphasize spiritual gifts and
emotional experiences without a foundation of justice and judgments.
that place a great deal of emphasis on evangelism without a concern for God's justice or prophetic
growth. Most youth pastors seem to be dominated by the "Jeroboam II" spirit.
that emphasize human traditions and soul communion. The catholic church has been like this for centuries on end.
that the evil spirits mentioned in the table above are the 5 evil spirits on the
outside of the "triangle
Since the name "Levi" and the word
"leviathan" are derived from the same Hebrew word (lavah), it can be said that
leviathan is also associated with "priesthood" (since the tribe of Levi was the tribe of priests in Israel). Therefore,
leviathan represents 4 different types of Amorite kingdoms that are upheld by 4 different types of
Cindy experienced 4 things before seeing the faces:
we have said before, the "eyes"
in Scripture are associated with the making of judgments. Therefore,
"blindness" speaks of the inability to make judgments, and it also
speaks of dependence on the guidance of others. As we said above, the Saul
spirit tells believers that they are incapable of making wise spiritual
judgments and that they need to permanently follow the wisdom of believers
who are "inherently superior" to them. The Saul spirit creates
spiritually lame Perizzite
believers who are too ashamed
to move in their God-given authority to make judgments.
cold air that enveloped sister Cindy is a figure of the Hittite spirits of
emptiness that "fill" the atmosphere when the Ahab spirit
rules. The "coldness" speaks of how the Hittite spirits sap the
warmth of prophetic life out of believers, without them realizing it.
Coldness causes shivering, which speaks of the agitations of Hittite
emotional experiences that produce no lasting transformation in believers'
clammy air speaks of "stickiness", which in turn speaks of
"adhesiveness". Where the Jeroboam-II spirit rules, new
converts are easily "adhered" to the congregation, but these new
converts are not imparted a sense of apostolic
righteousness or prophetic
purpose. These new additions are like an uncomfortable substance that
sticks to the Body of Christ on the outside without truly becoming One with
Christ in His righteousness and anointing.
on the back of her neck that forced her to look back
breathing on the back of her neck represents the closeness of Canaanite
communion (Genesis 2:7), while her need to "look back" speaks
of the Girgashite spirit that propels
people to live
in the past and to rely on religious traditions.
As we said above, the rule of the Manasseh spirit leads to
congregations that are completely focused on "not looking different
than the world" in order not to lose communion
with it; the Manasseh spirit also propels congregations to return
to stale religious traditions of the
past. Therefore, this fourth symptom experienced by sister Cindy points to
the Manasseh spirit.
conclusion, sister Cindy experienced the 4 things that happen to a believer who
allows him or herself to be influenced by either of the 4 leviathans:
Saul spirit leads to blind believers
Ahab spirit leads to "shivering" believers who are getting
the prophetic life sapped out of them as they go through intense
"religious experiences" at church
Jeroboam-II spirit leads to believers who are "appended"
but not "integrated" into the true spiritual Body of Christ
Manasseh spirit leads to believers who need to feel the "close
breath" of other souls, and it also leads to believers who are
constantly looking back to human traditions of the past.
though these 4 leviathans are strong inside the Church, the Lord has prophesied
that He will destroy them (both inside and outside the Church) in these latter
that day the LORD with his
sore and great and strong sword shall
punish leviathan the
piercing serpent, even
leviathan that crooked serpent; and he
shall slay the dragon that is in the sea."
we have said before,
the "sea" in Scripture is generally a figure of the "nations of
the Earth". Therefore, the slaying of leviathan in the "sea"
prophesied in Isaiah 27:1 speaks of leviathan's demise among the nations of the
Earth. When this happens, the greatest evangelistic harvest
in world history will take place.